Monday, August 13, 2012

palpitations: noun

 unusually or abnormally rapid or violent beating of the heart
I got up Sunday morning and drove 9 hours ( that included stopping for lunch and gas twice ) down to Panama Beach Florida. I had a hard time leaving my mountain home and have been having little talks with myself for a week now, convincing myself into appreciating going on a vacation alone. Originally I had 2 friends lined up to go with me, and one thing after another happened and neither one ended up going. I admit I had a major pity party, but I have put on my big girl panties and have embraced the experience. I'll let you know day by day how it goes.

The drive was decent, no major problems although I had a bit of a car scare after stopping to get gas at a BP station that boasted it's acceleration in the gas. My SUV was not a happy camper and I had heart palpitations wondering about being stranded, but thankfully once the tank had emptied out again and a fill up at Chevron this time, all has been well. Not sure what actually happened but will not be going to BP again! lol

 I also brought along some zinnia's from my balcony garden to make my trip a little more enjoyable, and it worked. I figure having flowers in your car is definitely high on the list of spoiling yourself!!
A little view into my room :) It's huge and full of luxuries like a fully equipped kitchen.
A large living room area, and of course free wifi...what place now a days doesn't offer wifi?
A large table that would be would be perfct for bringing some crafty friends along with me.
you know who you are.....
My bedroom, look at all those fluffy pillows, I am looking forward to sinking into them tonight.

The guest bedroom, seems larger than the master bed room but there is a trade off. It has a smaller bath room.
My bathroom is huge, and while it is nice, the big draw is the humongous bathtub that my 5'7" frame can fully stretch out in and be fully submerged. Also, since the time share is part of a spa, they supply the most luxurious soaps..yum! By the time you read this I will have already taken a bath with soap suds so high, you could not find me! hee hee
A view from the balcony :) Yes, it is located on a golf course, and a bay.

So, I'll let you know how it goes, I am finding my moments where I can. Now this one may seem funny, maybe even a little weird, but I brought all my dirty laundry with me because at my mountain home I have to go to a laundry room in our complex, which means lugging the laundry around, while here I can do it while watching TV! lol Not something I would have done if I had someone with me, but hey, it's a luxury I will enjoy this week.
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Brenda Brown said...

Happy hols Sandee, enjoy yourself and well done you for going ahead.
Hugs Brenda xox

Julia S-W said...

You are one very brave lady and I salute you!! I do hope you have a lovely time and I'm going to pop back for more. Love that you took some of your gorgeous flowers with you but the best is that you took your dirty washing - that is sooooo funny and will make me smile all day and probably all week!

Gillian R said...

Hope you have a good holiday. It looks wonderful there.

Maureen Hayes said...


Being a single gal myself I have taken several vacations alone and I am proud of you for going anyway! I hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy yourself.

Next time someone drops out on you last minute, give me a call!! :-)

Maureen AKA Scrapgirl1467

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh enjoy!!! your place looks so wonderful!!!

Katie said...

This looks so relaxing! I'm sorry your friends couldn't make it, but I hope you have a wonderful time!

The laundry thing isn't weird at all! I always bring laundry with me when I go back to New York, because in the apartment, I need to go up to the 21st floor to do laundry, and at home, the washing machine is right there!

Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, what a fabulous and luxurious looking place and the beach is so near! You will have a lovely time and I hope you meet lots of lovely people too. Love the idea of flowers in the car and taking your laundry with you was a genious idea. Have fun!! Crafty hugs, Anne x

TwinkleToes2day said...

What a luxurious place! And taking your laundry is inspired!
Hope the fun continues :0)

Teresa Jaye said...

ooooooooo lovely spot! enJoy!

Rita said...

Enjoy the peaceful vacation spot and have a relaxing time. :)

Eliza said...

Your accommodation looks fantastic, embrace the time you have and enjoy yourself and never feel bad about eating alone, I do it all the time when I am on the road for work. Pity I am so far away I would of come on this trip with you in a heartbeat.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How did I get so far behind? Where have I been? Well, guess I've been offline for several days.

Sorry your friends couldn't go with you, but I assure you, I have never taken a vacation with anyone. I love the time alone and I love that I can set my own schedule. I guess that makes my stay-cations even more memorable to me, too.

BTW, that's one reason I could never live in an apartment. I have to have my washer and dryer (dryer in winter only) and clothes line in the summer. I'm definitely spoiled!!

Kalea Wavedancer said...

I hope you walked around naked the entire time. I would have.

Kalea Wavedancer said...

Also, BP SUCKS!!! They are not friends of the mermaids.